Forty-seven vehicles Monday afternoon paraded down 6th Street to salute residents and staff at Heritage Hall, which has been on COVID-19 lockdown (No Visitors) since March 11th. The Mary Baker family (upper left, with Ruby Ingram holding sign) was among those expressing its gratitude to staff. Administrator Diane Barksdale (upper right photo), who was deeply moved by the outpouring, is shown with resident Brenda Archer. Normally, Heritage Hall parades its residents down Main Street as part of National Nursing Home Week. This year, the tables were turned. Residents, who had not left their rooms for several weeks, were spaced apart and enjoyed fresh air and sunshine. All staff and residents wore masks, and music was provided by local DJ Chris Page.
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A Nottoway County doctor on the front line in the region’s battle against COVID-19 worries that Southside Virginians are letting down their guards as days grow longer, weather gets warmer, and pressure mounts to re-open America’s crippled economy.
Despite the ongoing pandemic that has closed some Blackstone restaurants and limited others to only takeout service, the Town of Blackstone’s meals tax collections remain relatively strong.
Town Council’s Finance Committee is considering a recommendation to raise monthly garbage fees from $15.00 to $17.00 for residential customers and $20.00 to $22.00 per month for commercial customers.